Dictionary

valediction

noun val·e·dic·tion \ˌva-lə-ˈdik-shən\

Definition of VALEDICTION

1
:  an act of bidding farewell
2
:  valedictory 1

Origin of VALEDICTION

Latin valedicere to say farewell, from vale farewell + dicere to say — more at diction
First Known Use: 1613

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: valedictorianPrevious Word in the Dictionary: valeAll Words Near: valediction
April 18, 2015
wimple Hear it
to veil, ripple, or meander
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears